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Wild, Woolly and Wow: Best of Glacier Bay

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Embark the Wilderness Legacy for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the US National Park System. Join fellow adventurers on the most active back-country itinerary that UnCruise offers. See areas that no other boats visit, and stretch your legs and imagination in all new areas. Enjoy opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, paddleboard, skiff, and bushwhack, all in one week
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  • Explore parts of Glacier Bay National Park.
  • Discover spectacular LeConte and Baird Glaciers.
  • Enjoy wildlife searches - Humpback, orca, seals, bears, moose, puffins, and other sea birds.
  • Experience Alaska's most active adventures.
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Juneau, Alaska | Embark

Board the Wilderness Legacy just in time for a welcome cocktail or glass of champagne before dinner. The captain and crew will introduce themselves and provide an overview of the adventure that awaits this week with a kick-off toast! 

Day 2: Glacier Bay National Park

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you will anchor in one of three outback areas of this epic national park. This will include one of the rarely visited areas of either Fern Harbor, Dundas Bay, or No Name Cove near Excursion Inlet. The entire day is set aside for activity, starting with early morning kayak and birding departures into the park. Full activities may include kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions, hiking, beach strolls, and more. Meals may be aboard the Wilderness Legacy or packed as a picnic.

Day 3: Chicagof Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The outback is our playground for the day.

Chichagof Island is known for its high population of Brown Bears with multiple trails and abandoned Forest Service roads that make for ease of hiking to lakes and rivers. A full range of activities will be available with a lean towards hiking and for some, biking. This is the best opportunity for long hikes on trails and old Forest Service roads. This is also home to the Chew family. Learn what it is like to live and work in the wilds of Alaska. UnCruise is the only company permitted to guide guests in this area.

Day 4: South Baranof Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the early riser breakfast as you enter Patterson Bay. One of the most scenic areas in SE Alaska, Patterson is a deep narrow bay hemmed in mountains. WYou will drop off all-day kayakers and early morning skiff tours and begin our day. Soon after, the ship will go on a slow meander of the South Baranof Wilderness Area including Deep Cove, Port Walter, Mist Cove and eventually reach the southern extent of this primitive area. Activities will be more water-based today, with some hikes and whale watching. Weather permitting, this is an ideal area for snorkeling. Good chance to see Humpback or Orca whales. The end of the day will include a cruise to Gut Bay at the north end of the wilderness area. This is a very dramatic location. Keep your camera at the ready today! 

Day 5: Thomas Bay & Baird Glacier

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake near Cascade Creek in Thomas Bay. This bay is the quintessential playground for our guests and crew. Long flat hikes, steep elevation climbs, calm kayaking, and hikes to a glacial lake with the mighty Baird Glacier still calving ice into the lake may all be options today. Depending on tides, you may start the day near Cascade Creek or at Scenery Cove near Baird Glacier. Regardless, after lunch, the boat will move to the opposite end of Thomas Bay for more adventures. This is an epic day for adventurers. Evening skiff tours and kayaks take in the pre-dark hours when the sounds of the wilds beckon.

Day 6: LeConte Glacier & Ideal Cove

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today’s timing of activities is entirely controlled by the rise and fall of the tide. You may visit the Glacier early or late. LeConte Glacier is the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. The shallow current-filled entrance requires you to enter near slack water. If the tide is early, you may hear ice against the hull of the Legacy as you wake up. You will also visit Ideal Cove today and take advantage of trails and if the timing is right, an evening campfire ashore.

Day 7: Whales, Sea Lions & Sea Life Search

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today it’s all about finding Humpbacks, Orca, Steller Sea Lions, porpoises, Dolphins, Pelagic birds, Seals, and other marine life. You will slowly cruise the whale-rich waters of Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage. This area has the highest seasonal concentration of Humpback Whales in Alaska and perhaps the entire Northern Hemisphere. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Dinner and a slide show of the week’s adventures put together by your crew.(BLD)out on a guided hike, John Muir would approve of. Toast your voyage with a Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip. A gift to you, from your expedition team.

Day 8: Juneau | Disembark

Welcome back to Juneau. Enjoy your last breakfast aboard. Check every nook and cranny of your cabin for all of your things and say farewell to the crew as you disembark.


Wilderness Legacy

Wilderness Legacy Excursion
SS Legacy's Pesky Barnacle Saloon.
SS Legacy's lounge area in the Owner's Suite.

Juneau - Hotels

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SS Legacy's Commander's Stateroom
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Cabins 103, 104, 319, 320 (double bed), View window, private bath with shower. 103 and 104 may be sold as single occupancy. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy's Master Stateroom.
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Cabins 105, 106 (double) 311 (queen) 107 - 111 (twin) 206 - 210 (twin) 303 - 308, 312-318 (twin). View window, private bath with shower. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy's Captain Stateroom
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Cabins 212, 214 (queen) 211, 213 (queen or twins) View window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair, and body products.
SS Legacy's Admiral Stateroom
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Cabins 101, 102 (queen) 201 (twins), 202, 309, 310 (queen or twins) View window, private bath with shower. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy' Owner's Suite
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Jr Commodore
Cabins 301 and 302 (queen bed) View windows, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair, and body products.
SS Legacy's Commodore Suite.
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Commodore Suite
King bed. Two-room suite with view windows, private bath with tub. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.


- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy. Any stateroom (except designated single) may be sold as a single for 175% of the double occupancy rate. Triple and quad rooming arrangements are available, please contact us for rates.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Wellness amenities 
  • From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
  • Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
  • Exclusive activities and shore visits
  • Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Optional excursions and land tours
  • Onboard wifi



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